Tuesday, September 25, 2018

BUF RE 18-19 by Month and Sunday


Rolling Out the 2018-2019 Year in Religious Education at BUF
Caring For Each Other:  Living Our UU Principles
This year, ALL OF BUF is invited to focus on a specific theme each month, bringing us together to study, serve, grow and play with the issues and causes that we most care about

September - Our UU Principles
Introductory, intergenerational and musical activities exploring UU Principles & Sources
Coordinators: Kevin & Genia Allen-Schmid
   2 childcare only
   9 Intergen
   16 Arts
   23 childcare only (Retreat)
   30 Project

October -Crossing Borders
Looking at what it means to leave home, realities of crossing political borders,
reaching out to community members who have crossed borders,
and border crossing as a metaphor in various contexts.
Activities arranged with a Hispanic focus, if feasible.
Coordinator: Ann Lackland
   7 Project
   14 Field Trips
   21 Arts
   28 Intergen

November - Caring Locally
Putting our global perspectives into local action
Coordinator: Ann Stevenson
   4 Project

   11 Field Trips
   18 Arts (for pageant prep)
   25 Pageant Rehearsal

December – Holidays 
Celebrating the season with a pageant, concerts, caroling and a Christmas Eve service.
Pageant Stage Director: Suzy Wilhof   Music Directors: Amy Van Auker, Annie Sorich
Month Coordinators: Kevin & Genia Allen-Schmid
   2 Pageant Rehearsal
   9 Pageant (Intergen)
   16 Arts
   
23 Intergen
   
30 childcare only

January - Welcome Table
Exploring race relations and cultural diversity
in light of current affairs and our UU Principles and Sources
Coordinator: Hilde Bootstrap
   6 Project
   
13 Field Trips
   20 Intergen
   
27 Arts w/ Elana

February – Pilgrimage

Experiencing the transformative power of pilgrimage,
partnering with kindred souls in Romania, India and beyond.
Coordinators: Lisa Moss and Jan Krouskop
   3 Arts w/ Elana
   
10 Intergen w/ Elana
   17 Project

   24 Field Trips

March - Lhaq’temish
Nurturing and celebrating BUF’s relationship with our Coast Salish neighbors
Coordinator: Beth Brownfield
   3 Project
   10 Intergen
   17 Arts

   24 Field Trips

   31 childcare only

April - The Web of Life
Loving the earth, and experiencing a life more in tune with the natural world
Coordinator: Barbara Davenport
   7 Project
   
14 Arts

   21 Intergen
   28 Field Trips

May - Rainbow Connection
Lifting up the LGBTQ+ richness of humanity
Coordinators: Francie Gass and Cathy Campbell
   5 Intergen
   12 Project
   19 Field Trips
   26 Arts

June – Gratitude         ,
Wrapping up the lessons of the year with gratefulness, and celebrating our relationships
Coordinator: Genia Allen-Schmid
   2 Project
    9 Intergen
   16 Intergen


Monday, September 24, 2018

BUF RE October 2018 Sunday Plans


Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Life Long Learning plans for  
October 2018
(last updated 9/24/18)

Theme: Crossing Borders       
Month Coordinator: Ann Lackland      

Looking at what it means to leave home, realities of crossing political borders,
reaching out to community members who have crossed borders,
and border crossing as a metaphor in various contexts.
Activities arranged with a Hispanic focus, if feasible.

Songs of the Month
Rivers of Babylon (Hymn 1042)
Consider Yourself
De Colores - All the Colors (Hymn 305)
This Land Is Your Land (with new verses)

BUF groups involved with this month’s theme
Community to Community (C2C), leader: Kara Black (?)
Immigration Rights, leader: Mike Betz
Fair Trade Coffee, leader: ?

Music in the sanctuary
7          Chalice Choir “Somos El Barco”
14       Special Music: Flip Breskin  (Chalice Choir on Vancouver Trip)
21       Treble Voices “Would You Harbor Me” (Phoenix Ensemble on Blaine, White Rock Trip)
28       Tenor Bass Ensemble “The Road Goes Ever On” (Hobbit song)
“The Wheel of Fortune” (from the movie “War Horse”)


For specific Sunday plans, please see the following pages.






October 7 – Project Sunday
Kids start at 10:30am in the service downstairs, then go upstairs for age-based activities

Group Opening Upstairs
Songs: Kevin, Amy & Annie
   (songs of the month)
*Send off: Ann L

Pre-School (age 2/3-5) room ?
*Activity  story Teacup by Rebecca Young
Lead Teacher  Patricia A?
Other teachers/adults: Ann S?  Kathy F?

K-2 OWL  room ?
(2nd class meeting) 
OWL Teachers ______________

Lower Elem room ?
*Activity  Teacup by Rebecca Young  or I’m New Here  by Anne Sibley O’Brien
Lead Teacher Francie G?
Other teacher/adults Linda F?, Cindy P-H?

Upper Elem room ?
*Activity  Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat
Lead Teacher  Rhys Smoker
Other teachers/adults Robin Brown, Livi Henry

Middle School (grades 6-8)room ?
*Activity  3 short videos & discussion, plus map making
Lead Teacher  Jed R?
Other teachers/adults _Jim F? Eric H?

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sunday Forum (9:15am)


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nursery
Astrid ?
Other _____________

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
HS at 4pm
*Activity: 2 short Ted Talks: Vanessa Vancour and Detention Center, discussion, map making
Lead Teacher Ro D?   Other teachers/adults Heidi O? Rick S? Kai R? Scott B?


* see document Ann Lackland’s RE October Planning
October 14 – Field Trip Sunday
Nursery and Pre-school start at 10:30am and stay at BUF
Field trip experiences are offered to the kids of other ages who turn in permission slips

Pre-School at BUF
Activity  ______________
Lead Teacher  Patricia A?
Other teachers/adults: Ann S?  Kathy F?

K-2 OWL  room ?
(3rd class meeting) 
OWL Teachers ______________


Younger Trip
Grades  _______________
Destination  _______________
Host there  _______________
Activity  _______________
BUF Trip Leader   _______________
Other adult(s)  _______________

Older Trip
Grades  _______________
Destination  C2C Farm?
Host there  Lisa Silverman?
Activity  Gleaning?
BUF Trip Leader   _______________
Other adult(s)  _______________

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sunday Forum (9:15am)
Escarleth De Leon ?
Topic: experiences moving here, leaving your country, your work here and your clients - to  increase
understanding on what individuals and families are going through on emotional levels, what it means to leave home, what is going on at home to have to leave, what the challenges are.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nursery
Astrid ?
Other _____________

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
HS at 4pm
Lead Teacher ______________
Other adult(s) ______________
Activity: Watch and discuss  film “Under the Same Moon” (first half)


October 21- Arts Sunday
Kids start in the service downstairs, then go upstairs for arts activities of their choice

Group Opening
Songs: Kevin, Amy & Annie
   (songs of the month)
Send off: Ann L

K-2 OWL  room ?
(4th class meeting) 
OWL Teachers ______________

Art Activity  (Flex Room)
Activity _______________
Leader             ______________
Other adult(s) __________

Music Activity room ?
Activity _______________
Leaders ______________
Other adult(s) _______________

Theatre Activity room ?
Activity _______________
Leader   ______________
Other adult(s) _______________

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sunday Forum (9:15am)
Suzanne Duscha introducing her book
“One Woman’s Spiritual Journey in Kuwait”
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nursery
Astrid ?
Other _____________

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
HS at 4pm
Activity: Finish and discuss  film –“Under the Same Moon”
Lead Teacher ______________
Other adult(s) ______________


October 28 – Intergenerational Sunday
All ages stay together in the sanctuary for the whole service, except:
Nursery and OWL, and maybe Pre-School (to be confirmed)

K-2 OWL room ?
(5th class meeting)
OWL Teachers ______________

Everybody in the sanctuary for the whole service
Theme
Halloween, Day of the Dead

Opening Songs
Consider Yourself
Rivers of Babylon (Hymn 1042)

Speakers/Leaders
Paul
Ann L

Participatory activities for all ages
Costume parade
?

Special Music
TBC  The Road Goes Ever On (Hobbit)
        The Wheel of Fortune (War Horse)

Songs led by kids before SEJC collection
De Colores - All the Colors (Hymn 305)
This Land Is Your Land (new verses)

SEJC Collection
C2C (introduced by Rosalinda?)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sunday Forum (9:15am)


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nursery
Astrid ?
Other _____________

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
HS at 4pm
Activity: Ted Talk “Taiye Selasi” and discussion about how defining self without borders/nations,
Do a creative project
Lead Teacher ______________
Other adult(s) ______________